Armenian Apostolic Christians
Serzh Sargsyan, the newly appointed prime minister of Armenia, said on April 23 he would resign his post after protests against him.
Armenia's political turmoil deepened yesterday with the detention of antigovernment protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, shortly after Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan stormed out of talks with him on the tenth day of mass rallies against his rule.
Police in the Armenian capital Yerevan detained dozens of anti-government demonstrators on April 19 - the seventh day of large-scale protests against ex-president Serzh Sargsyan's election as prime minister.
Armenia's former president Serzh Sargsyan was elected prime minister on April 17 in a move the opposition says is designed to extend his chokehold on power despite protests in the impoverished country.
Armenia’s parliament is set to elect Armen Sarkissian this week as national president to succeed Serzh Sargsyan, who opposition leaders say could become prime minister and continue to wield power.
Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, in office since succeeding his father in 2003, has been nominated as the ruling party’s candidate in the presidential election in October, the party executive secretary said on Feb .1.